Virginia’s Port Side Cafe
6515 South High Street
Phone: (614) 409-9888
Larger on the inside than I expected, Virginia’s Port Side Cafe pleasantly surprised me in other ways, too. It’s brighter and cleaner than a lot of truck-stop style cafes, and it’s cheerfully decorated in a kind of country decor, but not oppressively so. I was also surprised when the food came out and it was on two plates because there was so much of it!
The food, typical Midwest cuisine, was prepared skillfully and tasted good. It also looked good. Service was attentive and quick. The server brought the check out with the food, which I have always thought would be great because once I’m done I like to get out. So that was another pleasant surprise.
Coffee was decent diner coffee.
My friend and I each got the Southern omelet, which is the most expensive omelet on the menu – most of the omelets are around $6. The omelets were very large, and stuffed with lots of fillings. They came with toast and potatoes, which were accommodated on a second big platter. Gravy is offered if you want it – I got mine on the side.
Pancakes, breakfast sandwiches and so on are also on the menu. There is steak and eggs available in a few variations, including one with a T-bone. So yeah, this is an nice, old-fashioned, country-fried, truck-stoppy, steak-and-eggs diner with large portions and good service.
I guess if I’d read the UrbanSpoon comments, I wouldn’t have been so surprised. 97 percent of the people who voted there, including me, voted, “I like it.”
Breakfast for the two of us was $20. You could get plenty stuffed here for less. I think this is a good value, especially if you like country truck stops.